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The HiBook News, This Edition: An Update to Google Chrome Has Fixed My Screen Issues!

By Tim

A number of weeks back I wrote about a memory issue where when running Chrome  on the Hi12, if my screen went off it wouldn’t wake up. This annoying issue has forced me to use Microsoft Edge which is, to put it mildly, garbage.

Now this issue only affected my Hi12 and not the HiBook, but since I use the Hi12 as my daily driver at work, this was a very annoying issue. So every day I check for Chrome updates on the Hi12 and yesterday it updated and lo and behold the issue has virtually disappeared! Sure it went to sleep once in the last 24 hrs and did not wake up, but it used to be every time and even using the Edge browser it would happen occasionally.

Sure the Hi12 still has issues with the BIOS being non-writable and     the memory only running at 1066 MHz rather than the full 1600 MHz, but it is still faster than the HiBook and of course has the killer 2160 x 1440 display. Let us not forget the absolutely fantastic battery life of about 10 hrs of normal heavy use!

As for the HiBook, it continues to be the primary server for this site and works flawlessly in that capacity. Sure I have to keep a handle on files that I store on it because the Hi12 gets the big 64 GB microSD card and all the HiBook has free is about 10 GB. Keep in mind that the server Virtual Machine itself sucks up 12 GB of disk space, so in truth I would have all sorts of room if I wasn’t running a server on it.

This is the primary reason that my next device will have easily expandable, SSD type storage. Of course that is the reason I am looking so hard at notebooks and have yet to decide upon one. Of course we are all still waiting on the Chuwi LapBook Air which, if it has an easily accessible SSD expansion slot like the Chuwi LapBook 12.3, would probably be my first choice.

By the way you can still find an Hi12 for only $215 on Gearbest and the HiBook Pro with a larger battery and the Z8350 processor can be found right here for about the same price of $215.

That is all we have for today,

Tim

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The HiBook News: Edition 8000! Ok, Perhaps Not, But Today’s Subject Is Somewhat Important!

By Tim

So as I begin writing this post on the Hi12 I really have no clue where it is going. Sure enough later this evening I will test it using OpenShot for Windows.

Of course I have no doubt it will work just dandy, although a bit slower than the Zotac Nano PC, but that is to be expected considering the difference in processors.

The whole idea here however is to see if an Atom X5 can do this. Of course if you have cheeked the welcome message on the right side of this site you would already know that the HiBook tablet thinks it can do this, so I expect more negative  chatter from the HiBook later today.

So at this moment, we are awaiting my arrival at HQ, so I can do a video on the Hi12 and add an audio track and perhaps a transition or three. Obviously pushing a tablet to its limits is the point here so I guess we have to also do it on the HiBook also, so there may well be 2 videos in this post.

Now having arrived home I shot a video or 3 or the BLU Energy 2 smartphone and also downloaded a bit of music. I created a project, imported the files onto the Hi12 and into the Openshot project and of course I was pushing the tablet to its limits and the result was a dismal failure!

Like all things on the Hi12, if the ram gets pushed a bit and I forget to set the screen timeout to a long enough period I simply can’t wake the screen. This is an ongoing issue with my Z8350 version of this tablet and I simply can’t update the BIOS at all, because it will not even let me change the boot order hence ZERO chance of updating the BIOS.

So try number 2:  I set the screen timeout to be 1 hr and all appears to have worked rather well. It isn’t a fancy super video, just what I do for the cars we sell at work each day. Incidentally, it processed the 4 min video in roughly 6 min. About twice the time that the Ci3123 took to do a similar video. Perhaps later I will repeat this test on the HiBook, but it is a bit busy being the server today.

So the HiBook insisted on adding a comment…

That will be it on the video front for today…I hope.

Tim

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Another Video Worth Sharing: The Huawei Matebook E, Unboxing and Initial Impressions

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By Tim

The Huawei Matebook E is a premium, 2 in 1, 12 inch, Tablet/notebook that has some excellent specs and offers a few variants.

There is a Core M3 version with 4GB ram,128 GB SSD and there is also a higher end Core i5 version with twice the ram and storage space.

The specs are good, the display is excellent and of course the price is a bit steep. But you are getting some goodies with it such as the keyboard and case being included along with a fingerprint sensor  and a very nice build quality.

So let us get to that video, which comes to us from Andrew over at AMDTechReviews

This product is available on Amazon starting at about $799.

That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News: How To Fix a Broken Web Server And Relearn Things You Forgot!

By Tim

The other evening I was trying to check the time settings on the Hi12 version of this site and lo and behold Webmin was dead. Sure the server was working okay, but Webmin is a super handy tool for tweaking your Linux machine.

So I spent literally hours trying to fix it. I read all the how to info available on the Inter-web and even from other planets! No fix worked and I determined before going to bed that although the server was fine, it was time to re-create the VM, (virtual machine), for this site.

So while at work today, using the Hi12 for its normal chores I went ahead and cleaned off my microSD card and began the build. Now obviously I don’t run the actual server from a microSD card, but better to build it and check it then copy it over.

Step 1: proceed to turnkeylinux.org and grab the latest LAMP stack ISO.  Roughly 262mb of download later, we are ready to install!

Step 2: Open up the VMWare Player and create a new VM, point it to the ISO, copy the settings used on the previous VM, (the broken one), and click play. Run the install, fairly straightforward.

Step 3: Fire it up after installing all the updates, etc. Okay, belay the excitement, because now all the little stuff needs to be tweaked! The list is not that big, but trying to remember it all, was helped  a great deal by searching my own posts on this very server! So below is the list:

  • install php5-gd
  • install php5-curl
  • install php-pear
  • install imagemajick
  • edit the php.ini file to allow larger uploads and a max of 128MB for php
  • edit the Apache web serve ports.conf file, (using Webmin), to Listen on port 8080
  • create the Virtual Host in Webmin and copy the directives from the other tablet!
  • using Webmin, create the database in MySQL for the server.
  • FTP in using the SSH port via the local IP, since this thing ain’t live yet and upload WordPress to the same directory as on the active server.

Okay, that takes care of the little stuff, but now we have to FTP/SSH in, using SSH and upload  WordPress and chmod the directories. That is followed by running the WordPress install and pointing it to the database we created earlier. Also time to update any re-direct files you may have, such as the redirect that takes folks from tabletserver.com:8080/ to the actual WordPress site at tabletserver.com:8080/wordpress.

After copying the entire VM to the main drive you do the following. You wait until you are home from work where you can assign a fixed IP in your router to said VM. Then you reboot it about three times to make sure it is getting the same IP.

Now after setting your port forwarding to the correct IP you fire it up, install WordPress and then immediately install Updraft Plus. Then you simply lookup your most recent backup, (which I did remotely on the HiBook from work), and restore from backup!

The end result is this post! The huge bonus is, it freed up roughly 9gb on the Hi12. With  the server running I currently have 17GB free space! I have no idea why the previous version was gobbling up the entire 12gb allocated space, since the server is not using anywhere near 25% of its size limit and was set to allocate space dynamically. That may just be the way it works, but I now have a copy of a virtually unused server with everything set, so I can always repeat this process in about 1/10th the time.

Obviously before I move this entire VM onto the HiBook I will allow it to run for a few evenings to see if I have missed anything, but it appears that so far it is working 100%.

That folks is all I have for this evening, except for one small note….

THIS IS POST NUMBER 600! Not too bad for a server running on a variety of inexpensive tablets/laptops and different operating systems!

Tim

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The HiBook News: Realtek Driver Install Appears to Have Fixed All WiFi Issues on Hi12 and HiBook

By Tim

A few weeks back I installed the latest Realtek drivers for the built in WiFi on both the Chuwi Hi12 and the Chuwi HiBook tablets.  So after almost 3 weeks of testing I am reporting on the results.

On the Hi12 I have had zero WiFi issues since the update. Admittedly I use the ComFast Dual Band USB WiFi adapter a lot, but never at work since I need max battery life there and the Comfast tends to use a bit of extra battery. But overall I would say that the driver update fixed all issues on the Hi12.

On the HiBook, the results have been equally as good. Zero cases of the WiFi adapter stopping or losing connection. So in the case of the HiBook I highly recommend doing the driver update, actually on both tablets I would do this!

To get all the details on the Realtek drivers including the links to download them visit this post.

Other than that not a lot of news to report this week. There was the plugin issue on the web site that I fixed a few days ago, but that is about it.

Tim

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